Professional Development Programme-Teaching (PDP-T)

PDP-T aims to provide a collegial environment for early career academics to explore and reflect critically on their teaching practice with the aim of improving the quality of their students' learning

This programme is offered to NUS early-career academics, typically those with fewer than 3 years full-time teaching experience in higher education. It provides a collegial environment to explore and reflect critically on participants’ teaching practice with the aim of improving the quality of their students’ learning. The programme introduces a variety of topics to help develop and refine fundamental, research-informed, evidence-based teaching skills and strategies. It also serves to assist faculty in preparing for promotion and tenure. 

The Professional Development Programme—Teaching (PDP-T) consists of three components: a Core module, Elective Workshops, and Teaching Practicum. By the end of the programme you should be able to:

  1. reflect critically on your teaching and your students’ learning;

  2. identify and implement the most appropriate teaching and learning strategies and technologies for your context;

  3. foster an active learning environment in order to achieve impactful learning;

  4. implement meaningful ways of assessing student learning outcomes; and,

  5. employ a scholarly approach to teaching through critical engagement with evidence from relevant literature on teaching and learning.

For further information about PDP-T, please contact:

Johan Geertsema
Director, CDTL


Adrian Lee
Deputy Director, CDTL


Doreen Thia
PDP-T Programme Co-ordinator